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  • Summary: Duke it out with your favorite Nintendo characters in Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo Wii U.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 76 out of 77
  2. Negative: 0 out of 77
  1. Hyper Magazine
    Feb 9, 2015
    100
    It's everything I wanted it to be, and Melee's true successor. [Issue#257, p.60]
  2. Dec 1, 2014
    100
    With Smash Bros. for Wii U, Nintendo offers a meticulous and generous game, technically stunning and with an indestructible replay value, whether playing alone or with friends, in local or online multiplayer. If entertainment is a science, Smash Bros. for Wii U deserves the Nobel.
  3. Nov 19, 2014
    98
    Some thirteen years after Melee’s release, Nintendo has finally formulated an experience which compares appreciably to the masterpiece that we all love (and many of us still play). Whether for fun or for glory, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is the follow-up Smash fans have been anticipating since.
  4. Nov 19, 2014
    92
    If you want a fighting game that is easy to get into and even easier to enjoy Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is the only fighting game you need to have.
  5. Dec 15, 2014
    90
    Super Smash Bros. is dressed with Nintendo’s best tradition and makes each combat frenetic and a page of the company's history.
  6. Nov 25, 2014
    90
    Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is an expertly crafted, deep fighter that is a pure joy to play no matter your skill level.
  7. Dec 4, 2014
    70
    The core mechanic from the original game is still there, but it feels more refined and polished than before. Though the amiibo integration feels like an after-thought it's still a fun party game to play with your friends.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 16 out of 484
  1. Nov 21, 2014
    10
    Amazing game, may even be the first time a smash game gets a goty award as it is filled with content a ton of new modes and characters( 8Amazing game, may even be the first time a smash game gets a goty award as it is filled with content a ton of new modes and characters( 8 player smash is awesome) and stages. It is truly a next gen game.
    I think everyone knew this would be hit with awesome review scores however the real test is how much it helps the wii u, and I hope it helps it a lot
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  2. Nov 25, 2014
    10
    This game is the game that i have been waiting for.It takes the best elements of both brawl and Melee and improves upon them. This is theThis game is the game that i have been waiting for.It takes the best elements of both brawl and Melee and improves upon them. This is the best Smash bros game ever made Expand
  3. Jul 21, 2015
    10
    If anyone ranks this lower than a 9, check to see where the review came from cuz they're probably writing from the isolation ward in the localIf anyone ranks this lower than a 9, check to see where the review came from cuz they're probably writing from the isolation ward in the local insane asylum. This game is just about flawless. Expand
  4. Nov 22, 2014
    10
    Its the second coming of jesus,on the one side we can demand the lost adventure mode but in my opinion the gameplay and the charackters areIts the second coming of jesus,on the one side we can demand the lost adventure mode but in my opinion the gameplay and the charackters are the best in the series,also the stages are fine Expand
  5. Dec 21, 2015
    9
    I really can't think of anything bad to say about this game. The only thing that I can't stand is that they removed the story mode but theyI really can't think of anything bad to say about this game. The only thing that I can't stand is that they removed the story mode but they added the cool new classic mode to sorta make up for it. The online mode is great and all except it can get laggy A LOT. Then there are also a bunch of jerks on 1v1 for glory who think they're so cool because they are better at the game. Even when they aren't better and you beat them almost every round they say stuff like "CHEAP", "SCRUB", and "TIERWHORE". It's so annoying and I wish they wouldn't RUIN the game for people online. There could be a little kid just playing online and they meet one of these jerks who call them stuff like this. Good thing there is an option to play with friends online so you don't have encounter these fools. The game is great and I love it a lot but these 1v1 for glory jerks really ruin the game for me and a lot of other people as well. Expand
  6. Nov 28, 2014
    9
    Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is an excellent game. It isn't perfect, however. The lack of a Subspace Emissary sequel is disappointing, and theSuper Smash Bros. for Wii U is an excellent game. It isn't perfect, however. The lack of a Subspace Emissary sequel is disappointing, and the classic mode, as well as All-Star mode don't put up a big challenge. The biggest challenges are in Crazy Orders, and playing against trained amiibo. The problem with these is that Crazy Orders is difficult to get into, as it costs 5000 coins, which is a lot. Amiibo cost $13, which is almost like sucking money away if you're a collector. I find myself playing against one amiibo because I don't have others. I also find myself gambling all of my money on the online Spectate system in order to play Crazy Orders. The only other challenge is in Master Orders with Home-Run Contest. Who the heck can get 4000 feet? I do enjoy this game, and the graphics are quite something. I also really like the songs in the game. Expand
  7. Mar 16, 2019
    0
    bad street fighter parody . i cant call it even a fight , its only a pushing game to me

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